Old Italian food is “new again”

“ALL THOSE old Italian chestnuts, from meatballs to eggplant parm, are getting new focus,” observes Baum & Whiteman in Brooklyn N.Y., the preeminent food and restaurant consultant. “Fancy sandwich shops are nostalgically meaning them as hero sandwiches with social aspirations. Also growing: Consumer recognition of ancient and regional Italian grapes: bonarda, aglianico and negroarmaro.” We […]

Trattoria Milano in Grass Valley is authentic and affordable

THOUGH KNOWN FOR ITS CORNISH heritage, Grass Valley is home to a “Little Italy” on Bank Street in its historic district, complete with a homemade pasta store, an annual pasta cook-off and Italian cultural center. Trattoria Milano anchors the neighborhood, offering guests an authentic Italian dining experience. Its chef-owner Gianfranco Maffezzoni was born and raised […]

Sergio’s Caffé: Fresh Italian food in a stylish setting

NEVADA COUNTY HAS EXPERIENCED A BOOMLET in restaurant expansions in recent years. Examples include Summer Thyme’s Bakery & Deli and Kane’s Restaurant in Grass Valley, Lefty’s Grill in Nevada City, and Moody’s Bistro Bar & Beats in Truckee, among others. All of them have built a loyal following, with innovative, reasonable fare. Now Sergio’s Caffé […]